Mediacorp offering contracts to all 12 Star Search 2019 finalists in ‘unprecedented move’jessie tan
Star Search 2019 concluded on Sunday (Nov. 3), with 26-year-old Teoh Zetong emerging as champion.
Herman Keh, 23, and Ye Jia Yun, 17, came in second and third respectively.
The three were awarded a contract with Mediacorp, with Teoh also bagging an Audi.
9 other finalists will also receive entertainment contracts
However, in an “unprecedented move” in Star Search history, Mediacorp will also be offering contracts to the remaining nine finalists.
- Kiki Lim, 17
- Sheryl Ang, 20
- Vanessa Ho, 20
- Zhai Si Ming, 22
- Zane Lim, 22
- Tyler Ten, 23
- Chang Hio Cheng, 25
- Jernelle Oh, 25
- Juin Teh, 29
Head of The Celebrity Agency Ivy Low said that the 12 individuals have proven their “strong passion for acting” throughout the seven-month competition, which the company hopes to support and nurture with tailor-made programmes.
She added, “In the coming months, Mediacorp will continue to train them, as well as provide the environment and resources for them to blossom and become stars.”
To do so, the media giant will push a specially scripted title for the Star Search winners, named “All Around You《回路网》”
The show, which will screen on Toggle and Channel 8, features a group of “young social media experts whose jobs are to help clients manoeuvre and manipulate the intricate online universe, only to end up being entangled in their own trap”.